Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cooling Fins

For all those among us with Split's who would like to upgrade their brakes, but stay period correct, our friends over at Karmann Konnection have a solution.

A superb accurate copy of the original brake cooling rings ready to fit to VW or Porsche drums. Sold as a set of 4.
A exclusive product made by KK.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays



The OOC would like to wish all our friends & viewers Happy Holidays
Hopefully S.C. will deliver all your Oldspeed wishes.
Also we wish you happy Oldspeed parts hunting for 2010.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

AUTOMUSEUM PROTOTYP


If you are in Hamburg you must go to see the PROTOTYP museum
here is a sneak preview

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giant Killer

On June 10, 1956, the company now known as Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, celebrated one of its biggest and most important racing victories. Italian racecar driver Umberto Maglioli was the surprise overall winner in a Porsche 550 A Spyder at what was then the world's longest-standing and most difficult road race, the Targo Florio. The young company Porsche gained worldwide recognition with this victory, as it was the first time that a driver in a smaller racing class vehicle of up to two liters cylinder displacement managed to beat vehicles with a higher cylinder displacement. With an average speed of 90.9 m/h and a lead of nearly 15 minutes on the second place vehicle, Maglioli not only out-classed the competition but also assured the first overall victory for Porsche in the Brand World Championships.

This victory was made all the more surprising because of the fact that the Porsche 550 A Spyder only debuted eleven days before the Targa Florio at a 1,000-kilometer race on the Nürburgring. Spurred on by the victory in this class, Porsche's Head of Racing, Huschke von Hanstein, traveled to Sicily with driver Maglioli and two mechanics to test the open-top Spyder's competitiveness once again. In contrast to other road races of the time, routes were not closed during training, so the drivers always had to be prepared for traffic and obstacles. Furthermore, for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer, it was the first time they took part in this legendary race as, at the time, the Targo Florio was seen as the territory of large Italian racing stables. Maglioli completed the 720-kilometer route without changing drivers in a time of 7:54.52 hours – and thanks to the reliability of his Porsche, only pulled in to the pit stop to refuel.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

OOCRASA manifolds

Today we worked a little more on our OOCRASA heads.
We made some intake flanges and port matched them to the heads, in preparation for making the manifolds.

We have received a few emails about these heads, yes they were 30 hp single port heads to start with before we modified them, look back at the post on the heads and check the part number :-)

To elaborate a little more, 35.5mm and 32mm stainless intake & exhaust, 6mm stems, high rev springs and 12mm spark plugs.
12mm spark plugs are nothing new, we believe CB were the first to do this on their heads..........

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Party treats

It's that time of year again, when everyone gets out their VW decorations for the xmas tree.
Here are our split window beetle decorations, made in the former DDR in the early '50's

In all our years of part hunting and collecting we have only ever found these five.

Although I don't think we will be hanging these on the tree, as they are not too child or pet friendly :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Xmas came early

After a top tip from our Norwegian friends, we had a 'Special delivery' today.
Now we too have some excellent reading for over the holiday period.
Filled with lots of early VW and Porsche stuff it's well worth a place on our bookshelf.
The only problem is, who gets to read it first........

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Cool Norwegian Blogs

While surfing the net we came across a couple more very cool Norwegian Blogs, be sure to check them out if you haven't already

Norwegian Hammerworks

These are the guy's responsible for 'Der Wiger Coupe' as seen at H.O and in the latest Volksworld magazine, nice work guy's ;-)

The Sechs Volt Garage

Another very cool Norwegian Blog showing what these guy's get up to in their garage with their splits, just what we like :-)